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names, personal, Roman 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Heikki SolinHeikki Solin

(1) In the classical period, the Romans shared with other peoples of Italy, including the Etruscans, a system of personal nomenclature in which the central element was a hereditary family-name. The official designation of a freeborn male Roman citizen embraced five components. Thus ...


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